Best Sellers White - 6 Bottle
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• 1x DOMAINE FELINES JOURDAN - Picuepoule.
Picpoul de Pinet A/C, France
“The domaine is, for me, the top Picpoul de Pinet producer” * * * * Decanter Magazine
• 1x BERGERIE DE L’HORTUS CLASSIQUE - Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Roussane.
"Something quite magical." Winner of Modern European Wine of the Year, Sunday Tribune
• 1x BLANCO NIEVA - Verdejo.
Rueda DO, Spain
“This would make for very classy summer drinking” John Wilson, The Irish Times
• 1x ANA - Sauvignon Blanc.
Marlborough, New Zealand
“A mouth-watering entry of lime and ripe citrus flavors electrify the tastebuds” Leslie Williams, The Irish Examiner
• 1x CIU CIU TEBALDO - Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio
Marche IGP, Italy
“I fell in love with Ciu Ciu Tebaldo the minute I smelt it.” Blake Creedon, The Irish Examiner
• 1x ALKOOMI - Riesling.
Frankland River, Wester Australia
Claude Jourdan runs this estate close to Meze, the oyster capital of Southwest France. The Domaine was started in 1983 by Claude’s mother and uncle, and some of the Grenache and Carignan vines date back to then. Much of Claude's outstanding Picpoul comes from 50 year old vines from her grandfather’s vineyard about 20 kilometres away.
The vineyard runs down to the Bassin de Thau lagoon, where oyster and mussel beds reminded us of Bantry Bay. This explains the superb affinity of her Picpoul de Pinet with shellfish. The moisture-laden breezes are perfect for growing grapes and keep the temperatures a good five or six degrees lower than vineyards only a kilometre away.
This cooling influence gives the grapes a chance to develop some complexity, and is one reason that Claude doesn't use oak for any of her wines. To do so would only mask their freshness and delicate fruit flavours. It also illustrates the importance of location and how regional wines often pair best with regional foods. Try this with oysters and test the theory for yourself.